Sunday 30 April 2017

The craft of Cohen's 'dance'

Leonard Cohen performing at Glastonbury in 2008. Photo: Reuters
Leonard Cohen performing at Glastonbury in 2008. Photo: Reuters
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Sir - One line from the genius lyricist Leonard Cohen's song Dance Me To The End Of Love begins: 'Dance me to the children waiting to be born.'

Children are the result of the 'dance of love' between a couple. However, many have pondered what the meaning behind this line relates to.

One theory is that Cohen visited Auschwitz, and saw all those horrors, then heard a story about how Germans made Jews play their wedding ceremonies to them in camps.

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